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Rivqa Rafael Rivqa Rafael i(8431876 works by)
Gender: Female
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Australian author of speculative fiction. In 2016, she was based in London.

Most Referenced Works

Awards for Works

Trivalent 2017 single work short story
— Appears in: Ecopunk! Speculative Tales of Radical Futures 2017; (p. 97-114)
2018 shortlisted Ditmar Awards Best Short Story
Two Somebodies Go Hunting 2016 single work short story science fiction
— Appears in: Defying Doomsday 2016; (p. 157-176)

When a drone catches sight of a kangaroo, siblings Lexi and Jeff set out to hunt it while their mother stays behind with little Jackie. Lexi's leg is shortened after a bad fracture, slowing her down on the shifting sand dunes; she squabbles with the younger Jeff, frustrated at times by his autism.

They find the kangaroo, but when Lexi startles Jeff into an outburst, they lose it. After Lexi comforts Jeff through a panic attack, she reveals that she broke her leg trying to save Jeff from a bad fall. The siblings reconcile.

The next morning, the first rain in a decade falls, and they find fish in the creek bed where Lexi broke her leg.

2018 finalist Norma K. Hemming Award Short Fiction
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